Semantics of Business Vocabulary and Rules (SBVR) is a new standard from the OMG that combines aspects of ontologies and of rule systems. This paper summarizes SBVR, reviews some possible use cases for SBVR, and discusses ways that vocabularies and rules given in SBVR could relate to established ontology standards, to rules technologies, and to other IT implementation technologies. It also describes experience with an SBVR prototype that transforms a subset of SBVR rules types to several types of runtime implementations.
Subjects: 11. Knowledge Representation; 1.4 Design
Submitted: Jan 16, 2008